Way Elementary School

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.
In This We Believe at Way Elementary
  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

A Window Into Way

Making Our Thinking Visible

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way  will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!

Building a Bridge Between Home and School

Way News

Dear Way Families,

We had a wonderful Fourth-Grade Farewell this morning. Our student performance was a joy to behold. As the school year nears completion, I wish to thank you for partnering so effectively with us. I feel very fortunate to be part of the Way Community.

Tomorrow is a half day of school with dismissal at 12:20. In the morning is our Field Day. Please feel free to stop by, help out, and root teams on during the Tug-O-War.

Report cards will be available for online viewing on June 18, 2019 at 9AM. You must be able to login to My Bloomfield to access. For those returning, emails with back-to-school information will be sent mid August. It's important that all students read this summer, but try to make the reading experiences enjoyable.

All the best, and we will see you in the fall.

Adam Scher


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Dear Way Families,                                 

I want to let you know that we recently were awarded a Bloomfield Hills Foundation Grant for the Way Art Studio! This grant will be used to help your child continue to create and help guide you when assisting your child's creative process. I have created several art take-home studios for your child to check just like they would a library book. If interested, please sign the permission slip that can be found in your child's backpack, or click the link below.


Thank you!

Mallory Molnar, Way Art Teacher

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Connecting with your child's teacher, school, and the district

Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools (Wednesday Web News & Important Notices - including school cancellations). In order to receive emails, telephone calls, and even text messages, all you have to do is maintain your contact information and manage your personal preferences. If you wish not to receive these newsletters, simply "opt-out" when you receive the first newsletter (an option at the bottom of every email we send).

Instructions for updating this information are now available at Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to emergency and district notifications. 

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A Note from the Way PTO

Dear Families,

Welcome to Way Elementary! For those of you who are new to this school, we warmly welcome you into this big family.  
If you are new, we have a Way mentor to help you navigate our school and community. Please reach out to Lisa Grabowski via email at or 734.612.7880 for any help acclimating.

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Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


Main: 248.341.7800
*Attendance: 248.341.7810
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)

Adam Scher, Principal

Cindy Antonis, Secretary

Jenny Rossi
Visible Thinking Coordinator

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Building Hours

Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bus Hotline:248.341.6296 @BHSBuses